Not less than three bombs exploded exterior a jail compound within the metropolis of Jalalabad in jap Afghanistan on Sunday. Heavy clashes between police and attacking militants adopted the blasts with not less than one killed and 20 injured.
One main car-bomb explosion was adopted by two smaller blasts close to the jail complicated, provincial council member Sohrab Qaderi mentioned, in line with Reuters.
A big police pressure was deployed to counter the militants, who took up place exterior the compound and have since made their means contained in the complicated.
Afghanistan’s TOLO information company quoted a spokesman for the Nangarhar province governor, who mentioned one individual was killed within the first explosion on the jail’s entrance gate.
Eyewitnesses instructed the information outlet that the preliminary automotive bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber to clear the best way for attackers to enter the jail compound.
#AFG Jail is underneath assault in Jalalabad metropolis. Not less than 7 folks wounded and brought to the hospital, a police officer within the space in Jalalabad metropolis tells me. Video shared with me by a resident of Jalalabad metropolis. pic.twitter.com/0PVtYO1nbX
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) August 2, 2020
Qaderi mentioned the clashes between the 2 sides have been heavy and ongoing. Footage posted on social media reveals black smoke rising from the world the place the jail is situated.
Native media reported that the Taliban, which agreed to a three-day ceasefire with authorities forces starting on Friday, denied involvement within the assault.
Thus far, no different militant group has claimed accountability.
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